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San Francisco Legal Community Surpasses Food From The Bar Goal
Over $565,000 raised for the food bank


July 20, 2012 – San Francisco -- The Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks celebrated a record-breaking annual Food From The Bar Campaign at an awards ceremony at One Market Plaza on July 10.

The campaign included 73 participating organizations raising $566,019 – exceeding the campaign goal by 8 percent; collecting 9,482 pounds of food; and contributing 848 volunteer shifts at the food bank. Food from the Bar is the legal community’s annual fundraising drive to benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.

Money donated, food collected and volunteer time help distribute millions of pounds of food to more than 450 pantries and agencies serving hungry people throughout San Francisco and Marin.

  • The “Top Fundraising” honor went to, for the fifth year in a row, the Fremont Group, who has raised more money than any other fundraising drive in San Francisco Food Bank history, with an amazing $96,300 raised!
  • Crowell & Moring LLP was recognized as the “Top Foodraiser” bringing in 1,280 pounds of food.
  • The “Chief Volunteer Recruiter” award went to Farella Braun + Martel, for contributing 104 volunteer shifts.
  • The “2012 Rookie of the Year” honor went to Morrison & Foerster.
  • The “Per Capita Grand Prize” went to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for raising the most money per person.

“Once again we are humbled by the incredible generosity and spirit of giving of our legal community. Because of your tremendous efforts we have exceeded previous records and our original fundraising goals.  The talents of the great team at The Food Bank are unparalleled, and the creativity and generous spirit of our legal community have once again ensured that the children in our communities have nutritious food to eat this summer," said Food From The Bar Campaign Co-Chairs Tammy Albarrán, Covington & Burling LLP and Isabelle Salgado, AT&T Legal Department.

Participating firms and organizations included: Akin Gump LLP; Allen Matkins, Altshuler Berzon LLP; AT&T Legal Department; Baker & McKenzie LLP, Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller; Bechtel Legal & Risk Management; Bingham McCutchen LLP; Bryan Cave LLP; California Department of Insurance; California Public Utilities Commission; Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP; Cooley LLP; Cooper, White & Cooper LLP; Covington & Burling LLP; Crowell & Moring LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Durie Tangri LLP; Farella Braun + Martel LLP; Fenwick & West LLP; Foley & Lardner LLP; Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP; Fremont Group; Friedman, McCubbin, Spalding, Bilter, Roosevelt & Montgomery;  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP; Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP; Hanson Bridgett LLP; Jones Day; Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP; Keker & Van Nest LLP; Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; LeClairRyan; Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; McCarthy, Johnson & Miller Law Corporation; McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Miller Law Group; Morrison Foerster; Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Neyhart Anderson Flynn Grosboll; Nixon Peabody LLP; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Orrick LLP; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Perkins Coie LLP; Phillips Spallas & Angstadt, LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Rogers Joseph O'Donnell; Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley; San Francisco City Attorney's Office; San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association; Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Shartsis Friese LLP; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; Shook Hardy & Bacon; Sidley Austin LLP; Squire Sanders (US) LLP; Stein & Lubin LLP; The Bar Association of San Francisco; The Gap, Inc.; University of California Hastings College of the Law; Winston & Strawn LLP

For more information about the Food From The Bar Campaign, please visit  For more information about the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, please visit


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